Alex’s music seeks to explore the concepts of play, distortion and disguise, and deconstruction and reassembly through the use of the familiar, found sounds, and quotation/borrowing. He draws from his experience as an elementary music educator to accept the concepts of exploration and curiosity when researching new sounds or compositions – the notion that every idea is valid, acceptable, explorable, and pursuable. Alex’s music is also highly influenced by his faith as a Christian and often includes quotations from hymns and American folk music. Alex is currently pursuing his PhD. in Music Composition at the University at Buffalo under the guidance of Dr. David Felder.
Previously, Alex studied Music Composition with Dr. James David at Colorado State University where he also earned degrees in Music Education and Trombone Performance. He completed his MA at the University of North Texas where he studied with primarily Dr. Joseph Klein. Alex has had his compositions performed by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, CSU Percussion Ensemble and Concert Band, Webber Middle School, Ralston Valley High School, Harpist Rachel Ellins, Oboist Dr. Elizabeth Sullivan, Violist Michael Hall, the NewEar Ensemble, Ensemble Yarn|Wire, and multiple soloists and chamber ensembles at the University of North Texas including the UNT Lab Bands. Alex’s music has been performed at several festivals including the Electric LaTex Festival, Charlotte New Music Fest, CEMIcircles, Sonic Murals, and International Trombone Festival.
Currently Alex is working with ELISION Ensemble harpist Marshal McGuire on a new work for solo harp based on the architecture of the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, FL and a new string quartet for the Arditti Quartet. His research interests include theatricality and intermediality, modular structures, architecture (parametric and brutalism), abstract minimalism, and philosophies of play, eclecticism, and integrativeness.
"A sense of urgency without the satisfaction of a resolution"
- Morgan Post
- Morgan Post